Rowing requires:  “Harmony, balance and rhythm.  They are the things that stay with you your whole life.”

Daniel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat

The National City Aquatics Center

Our Summer Campers Learned:

The Culture of Rowing | Rowing as part of a Team (or “crew”) | Leading a Crew (“Coxing”) | Setting up and storing boats & equipment | Using a rowing machine (or ergometer)

Students will receive video and video analysis of their rowing.

The primary method of instruction will be LEARNING BY DOING.

Welcome to Community Rowing of San Diego

The first rowing club in the United States, Narragansett Boat Club was founded in 1838. Fifty years later, the sport of rowing had spread all the way across the continent to San Diego, where in 1888 its first boat club was formed. Four years later its second club was formed…

CRSD’s Successful Summer of 2017

"Row Row Row..."

CRSD's Week 5 Learn-to-Row Camp has the camper/athletes in a coxed four, with Coach Aly and crew alongside.

Posted by Community Rowing of San Diego on Monday, July 31, 2017

100+ aquatic campers (55 unique as we had many repeat clients).

Many community scholarships and intern positions were granted.

We also provided 11 individual rowing lessons for families and adults.

Upcoming Events – Endless Summer

Endless Summer Rowing Camps (8:30 – 11:30 daily on weekdays from 18-29 September, 2017)  for National City high school and middle school registrants.



Family Learn-To-Row Day

South Bay Family Learn to Row Day on Sunday, September 24th (9 AM to noon). at the National City Aquatic Center, 3300 Goesno Place, National City, CA 91950.  

Thanks to our County officials for a community enhancement program (CEP) grant which made this FREE camp a reality.  We extend our ongoing thanks to SD Unified Port District and National City officials for their permits and oversight.


Latest News

Community Rowing was just asked to support the Veterans Administration- and US Rowing sanctioned FREEDOM ROWS project for injured servicemen and veterans…

Dark Horse Rowing has agreed, in principle, to enable at-school indoor rowing projects for selected charter schools and public schools in our region’s Sweetwater Unified and San Diego Unified school districts…

Giving – Help us catch our youth!

Reach High

Challenged Athletes Foundation’s® (CAF) Reach High provides information and opportunities to people with physical challenges…

Learn To Row

Learn to Row lessons outreach to High Schools. This Service includes adaptive rowing lessons for Challenged Athletes and Wounded Warriors.

Adult Rowing

CRSD supports events for Wounded Warriors and for other open, seniors, masters, adaptive, and para rowing. If you are interested in participating…


CRSD coaches and other volunteers also stand ready to assist corporations and individual by conducting team-building events as well as individualized lessons and training on a fee basis...

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